Most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into the habit of using and moving […]
Adversity stretcheth our days.
A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.
Rightly conceived, time is the friend of all who are in any way in adversity, for its mazy road winds in and out of the shadows sooner or later into sunshine, and when one is at its darkest point one can be certain that presently it will grow brighter.
It doesn’t make any difference whether what you face is something that affects your work, your personal relationships, your sense of security, your appraisal of self-worth, or your appearance – the way you think about your situation largely determines whether you will do anything about it and what you will do.
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficulty makes us acquainted with our object, and compels us to […]
We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.